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    Precautions! Before you read anything else, please observe the following: Warning! Uniden America Corporation DOES NOT represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or damage to the unit, DO NOT expose this unit to rain or moisture. Rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium Battery Warning m This equipment contains a Recharg[...]

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    Controls and Functions (Caller ID) 1. Backspace Key 0 2. Caller Time Key * 3. DownKey t 4. Tone Key 5. Forward Key 2 6. Number of Calls # 7. Up Key s 8. Pound Key talk caller id mem tone flash redial v olume chan function pause cancel delete 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 O:EXAI918exai918 converted.vp Thu Jun 08 11:43:41 2000 Color profile: Disabled Composite D[...]

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    Controls and Functions (Handset and Base) 1. LCD Display 2. Talk Key ta lk 3. Keypad (see breakout) 4. Flash/Function Key fla sh/ function 5. Redial/Pause Key r ed i al /p au s e 6. Microphone 7. Memory Key me m 8. Caller ID Key ca lle r id 9. Channel/Delete Key c h an /d el et e 10. Volume/Cancel Key volume / ca nce l 11. Speaker 12. Speakerphone [...]

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    EXAI918 1 Contents Important Safety Instructions ..........................................................3 Battery Safety Precautions .........................................................4 Introduction ........................................................................5 Features ...........................................................[...]

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    2 EXAI918 Setting the Toll Saver Switch ......................................................2 8 Using the Reset Button ..........................................................2 8 VOX/Calling Party Control Feature .................................................2 8 Using Your Answering System ....................................................[...]

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    Important Safety Instructions When using your telephone equipment, these basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, and injury to persons: 1. Read and understand all instructions. 2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cl[...]

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    Battery Safety Precautions Caution: To reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons by the battery, read and follow these instructions: 1. Use only the appropriate type and size Battery Pack specified in this Operating Guide. 2. Do not dispose of the Battery Pack in a fire. The cell may explode. Check the Nickel-Cadmium Battery Disposal package ins[...]

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    Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the EXAI918 telephone with an integrated digital answering system. This phone is designed to exacting standards to provide reliability, long life, and outstanding performance. Features • Voice Scramble • 900 MHz, 40 Channels • 30 Number Caller ID Memory • AutoSecure ™ • Random Code ™ Di[...]

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    Included with the EXAI918 If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact Uniden Parts at: (800) 554-3988, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday. Also included: Other Printed Material and Wall Mount Screws Important Electrical Considerations Unplug all electrical appliances when you know an electrical storm is approaching. Light[...]

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    Telephone Line Problems The FCC has granted the telephone company the right to disconnect service in the event that your phone causes problems on the telephone line. Also, the telephone company may make changes in facilities and services which may affect the operation of your unit. However, your telephone company must give adequate notice in writin[...]

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    Installation Selecting a Location Before choosing a location for your new phone, there are some important guidelines you should consider: • The location should be close to both a phone jack and continuous power outlet. Note: A continuous power outlet is an AC outlet which does not have a switch to interrupt its power. • Keep the Base Unit and H[...]

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    Applying Power to the Base Unit The EXAI918 phones require an AC outlet, without a switch to interrupt power, and the included AC adapter. To relieve strain on the DC plug when the phone is placed on a desk or table, connect the adapter as shown below. Wrap the power cord around the convenient notch on the bottom. Important: Place the power cord so[...]

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    Desk or Tabletop Installation 1. Place the Base Unit on a desk or tabletop. 2. Plug the AC Adapter cord into the 9V DC input jack on the Base Unit. 3. Place the AC Adapter cord around the strain relief. 4. Plug one end of the long telephone cord into the TEL L INE jack on the Base Unit. 5. Plug the other end of the cord into the telephone jack on t[...]

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    3. Plug one end of the short telephone cord into the TEL L INE jack on the Base Unit. 4. Place the telephone cord inside the molded channel on the bottom of the Base Unit. Then plug the other end of the telephone cord into the modular jack on the wall. 5. Place the Base Unit on the posts of the wall plate and push down until it’s firmly seated. 6[...]

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    4. Plug one end of the long telephone cord into the TEL L INE jack on the Base Unit. 5. Place the cord inside the molded channel on the bottom of the Base Unit. 6. Place the Base Unit on the screws and push down until it’s firmly seated. 7. Plug the other end of the telephone line cord into the wall jack. 8. Plug the AC Adapter into a standard 12[...]

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    Setting Up Your Phone Extending the Base Unit Antenna Before using your phone, be sure to raise the antenna to the vertical position. Installing the Handset Battery Pack 1. Press in on the Battery Cover Release. 2. Slide the battery compartment cover down. 3. Align the plastic connector of the Nickel-Cadmium battery pack with its socket and plug it[...]

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    Cleaning the Battery Contacts To maintain a good charge, it is important to clean all charging contacts on the Handset and Base Unit about once a month. Use a pencil eraser or other contact cleaner. Do not use any liquids or solvents. Charging the Battery Pack Initial Battery Charging The rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium battery pack must be fully charg[...]

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    If the Battery icon begins to flash, the phone is programmed to eliminate its functions to save power. The table below describes what to do to return your phone to normal operation. During A Call In Standby Mode Handset continues normal operation. None of the buttons will operate. The Handset beeps and the battery icon flashes once every 3 seconds.[...]

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    If the Base Unit loses power while the Handset is off the Base Unit, the Digital Code may be erased. When this happens, the Handset will not function. To reestablish communication between the Handset and Base Unit: 1. Restore power to the Base Unit. 2. Place the Handset back on the Base Unit. 3. The Status icon on the Base Unit will blink to indica[...]

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    Entering the Local Area Code Note: Please refer to the foldout in front of your operating guide for key positions. You must enter your local area code for the Caller ID redial features to work properly. To enter your local area code: 1. Remove the Handset from the Base Unit. 2. Press fla sh/ function twice. 3. Enter your local area code. For exampl[...]

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    To turn Caller ID on Call Waiting off: 1. Remove the Handset from the Base Unit. 2. Press fla sh/ function three times 3. Press 0 . 4. Press me m .A confirmation tone sounds and the display remains on for two seconds. 5. P lace the Handset on the Base Unit. The Status LED on the Base Unit will blink to indicate that the Caller ID on Call Waiting is[...]

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    Using Your Phone Please refer to the foldout in front of your operating guide for key positions. When you have connected power and a telephone line to your EXAI918, the phone is in the “ standby mode ,” ready to receive and make calls. Making Calls 1. Remove the Handset from the Base Unit. 2. Dial the number you wish to call. For example, 123 -[...]

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    If the name of the person calling is unknown, the LCD displays: Using the Speakerphone To use the speakerphone to answer a call, press s p eak er on the Base Unit. Direct your voice to the microphone on the bottom of the Base Unit. To hang up, press speaker again. Note: Adjust the speakerphone volume by pressing s for louder or t for softer. Answer[...]

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    Using Caller ID The Caller ID Display The LCD displays information about the current call and previous calls received on your EXAI918 cordless phone, including the total calls received, and the number of new calls received. The LCD display backlight is always active while the Handset is on the Base. When the Handset is removed from the Base, the LC[...]

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    6. To see how many times a caller has phoned: a. While the name and number are displayed, press 9/# . b. To return to the name and number display, press 9/# . Calling the Displayed Number 1. To dial the number currently displayed, press the ta lk key. 2. To add a 1 for long distance dialing, press 1 and then press the ta lk key. Deleting Caller ID [...]

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    Programming Your Phone Storing a Caller ID memory number in Dial Memory There are 20 dial memory locations in the EXAI918 cordless phone. You can store any number in your Caller ID memory in Dial Memory so it can be used later with memory dialing. See Calling a Number Stored in Memory on page 24 for details on how to use the memory dial feature. 1.[...]

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    Continue until the name Bob Jones is displayed in the LCD. 7. Press me m . 8. Enter a memory location for the number. For example, press 05 to assign location 05 to the number. You hear a confirmation beep and “Storing” displays. Calling a Number Stored in Memory Use this feature to dial a number previously stored in memory. See Storing a Calle[...]

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    To edit the name entry in dial memory, for example to change Bob Jones to Tom Jones: Press me m twice. Press s until T is displayed in the LCD. Press 2 twice to move two characters to the right. Press s until m is displayed in the LCD. Press me m . EXAI918 25 12 3 5941 Bo b Jo n e s 12 3 5941 To b J o nes 12 3 5941 To b J o nes 12 3 5941 Tom J o ne[...]

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    The Integrated Answering System The EXAI918 has a built-in Answering System which answers incoming calls and records your messages. You can also use your new Answering System to record a conversation, leave a memo message for someone else who uses the phone, or to announce a special message when you’ll be away from your phone. Features • Digita[...]

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    6. Press the fla sh/ function key again. Note: A beep indicates the new time is programmed and the new Time and Day Stamp is announced from the Base speaker. 7. You can proceed to set your PIN Code beginning with Step 3 under “Setting the PIN Code” or press the fla sh/ function key once more to return to standby. Setting the PIN Code You must u[...]

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    3. When you have finished recording, release the ogm button. You will hear a tone, and your message will play on the Base Unit speaker. Note: You can leave up to a 60-second outgoing message. Selecting a Preset OGM After you have recorded an outgoing message, you can set your Answering System to play either a preset message or your outgoing message[...]

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    Using Your Answering System Playing New Messages 1. Press 8 to listen to your new messages when the message counter is flashing. The time stamp is announced after each message plays, and the Message Counter LED displays the number of the message playing. 2. When all messages have played, a long tone sounds. 3. The message counter LED stops flashing[...]

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    2. Press 3 at anytime to skip to the next message. Each time 3 is pressed, the system scans forward one message. If you have several messages, press 3 until you get to the message you want to play. 3. Press 62 at anytime to stop reviewing messages and return to Standby. Note: The system automatically returns to Standby when all messages have played[...]

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    Leaving a Memo Message You can use the EXAI918 to leave a Memo Message up to 60 seconds long for someone else who uses your Answering System. To record a memo message, follow these steps: 1. Press and hold me mo . 2. When the message counter begins to count up (1,2,...), speak into the microphone. When you finish speaking, release me mo . There is [...]

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    Troubleshooting If your EXAI918 Integrated Telephone Answering Device is not performing to your expectations, please try these simple steps. If you are still unable to resolve the problems, contact Uniden Customer Service at (800) 297-1023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday. 33 EXAI918 Telephone Troubleshooting Chart Problem Sug[...]

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    EXAI918 34 Answering System Troubleshooting Chart Problem Suggestion Answering System does not work. • Make sure that the Base Unit is plugged in. • Make sure the Answering System is turned on. • Press the re se t button to reset the system after an AC line spike. Answering System does not answer calls. • Set the r ec t i m e A NN/4/1 switc[...]

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    35 EXAI918 Specifications General – The EXAI918 complies with FCC Rules, Parts 15 and 68. Frequency Control Phase Locked Loop (PLL) Synthesizer Modulation FM Operating Temperature – 10 ° to 50 ° C Base Unit Transmit Frequency 925.999 to 927.952 MHz (40 Channels) Power Requirements 9V 350 mA (from AC adapter) Size 7 3/4 in. (H) x 7 in. (W) x 2[...]

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    One Year Limited Warranty Important: Evidence of original purchase is required for warranty service. WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”) ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for one year, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusion[...]

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    Covered under one or more of the following patents: 4,511,761 4,523,058 4,595,795 4,797,916 5,426,690 5,650,790 5,660,269 5,661,780 5 768 345 ©1999 Uniden America Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. OMEXAI9182299 O:EXAI918exai918 converted.vp Thu Jun 08 11:46:14 2000 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    EXAI918 Addendum Recording your Outgoing Message To ensure the clearest recording for your personal outgoing message, please speak within 6 inches of the base unit’s microphone. © February 1999, Uniden America Corp. EXAI918 Addendum Recording your Outgoing Message To ensure the clearest recording for your personal outgoing message, please speak [...]